RESEARCH SHOWS
    This article, by Flynn Ross of the University of Southern Maine, was originally published in the Bangor Daily News on November 20, 2018. Kerri Wyman (left) assistant principal at the new Central Community Elementary School talks to students about where to find their classroom… Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    By: The Bam on Sportschowdah.com Huge congrats to UMaine football! Undisputed Conference Champions! What a great victory! Much to the dismay of the cry babies at James Madison. Seriously.. you embarrassed yourself. Maine has the first round bye and a home game upcoming in the NCAA Football… Read More
    LIFE DOWNEAST
    Across the country in present time USA, the “noise” is so loud. People are angry and growing restless with their respective lot in life, and the sirens of discontent are incessant and knocking on doors, screaming through windows. Even here Downeast, if you scan the Internet, read the… Read More
    ACT OUT WITH AISLINN
    Years ago, as fall transitioned into winter, I realized that my new dog, Oreo, wasn’t built for the cold. With short fur and a bare belly, he would start to shiver any time weather dropped into the 30s, which was happening more and more. Oreo… Read More
    TASTE BUDS
    It is Wednesday and tomorrow is the big annual Thanksgiving Feast for which I expect many of you are too busy cooking to even read this column. So when your turkey is all carved up and there are only fragments of pie left, but… Read More
    INNSIGHTS
    We spend our whole careers encouraging people to travel. The thought of empowering gift givers this holiday season with a simple plastic card to entice loved ones to act on their wanderlust is a gift this Innkeeper treasures. Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    How do you know you’re paddling Ducktrap River? The weather is lousy. Inclement weather seems to be an inherent part of the Ducktrap experience and it’s not a coincidence. Water levels rise and fall rapidly on the tiny Lincolnville body of water that is mystifyingly called a “river.”… Read More
    OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS
    Most people think that preparing for winter only involves shopping for warm winter-wear, but the truth is that you need to do more, like preparing your home for the winter. Some of you may think this is superfluous, but failing to prep your home could lead… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Recommendations for Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife By George Smith, georgesmithmaine@gmail.com googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i < slot_sizes.length; i++) { if (isMobileDevice()) { if (slot_sizes[i][0] googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
    UP NORTH MOTORSPORTS
    Stories of going fast on super speedway by non-race drivers. You can experience driving a super late model stock car at Spud Speedway at the beginning of next Father's Day weekend. Read More
    RECOVERY ROCKS
    I was talking with a friend last night – a rare person who loves and hates language in the ways that I do. It’s a quirky thing to relish certain words and have an aversion to others. It’s not about social connotations. It’s about how you relate to… Read More
    MCKAY'S FISHING ADVENTURES
    I’ve notice a big surge recently in the fly fishing world, Musky on the fly seems to be where it’s at. Here in Maine and all over the country people are setting out in search of the elusive predator fish.  So it was only natural that I myself… Read More
    THE DRIVE
    A rule that I have developed this season, DO NOT PICK THE RAIDERS EVER, FOR ANY REASON, NO MATTER WHERE THE GAME IS, EVER, FOR ANY REASON, DON’T EVER PICK THEM, EVEN IF THEY ARE PLAYING BANGOR HIGH SCHOOL, DON’T PICK THE RAIDERS! Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    It took a lot of wood to make Great Northern in Millinocket the largest paper mill in the world. And in his new book, Logging Towboats and Boom Jumpers, published by North Country Press,  Roger Moody gives us an interesting account of how O.A. Harkness… Read More